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National Pork Board defines antibiotic research, education priorities | Pork Network

National Pork Board defines antibiotic research, education priorities | Pork Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The National Pork Board today announced the seven members of its blue ribbon panel on antibiotics, an outcome of the Pork Checkoff’s stewardship plan first defined in June. The new, third-party panel includes experts with specific experience and knowledge in antibiotic practices or consumer marketing, but who are independent of National Pork Board practices.
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5 Trends In Protected Ag Or Controlled Environment Agriculture | Growing Produce

5 Trends In Protected Ag Or Controlled Environment Agriculture | Growing Produce | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Gene Giacomelli, director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona, discusses five trends in the controlled environment or protected ag industry you should consider if you plan to grow under cover or want to expand your operation. Gene Giacomelli 1. Rise In Organic Production Organic production has increased 15% to 20% every year, Giacomelli says. In fact, some open-field producers are starting to transition to organic greenhouse production. Organic, howev
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10 Tips for an Orange, Black and 'Green' Halloween | UANews

10 Tips for an Orange, Black and 'Green' Halloween | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
From an environmental standpoint, Halloween has some serious issues.
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Is Phoenix area’s long love affair with grass waning? | California News Feed

Is Phoenix area’s long love affair with grass waning? | California News Feed | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
rochures circulated in a early to mid-20th century and recorded during a Arizona Historical Society marketed Phoenix as carrying H2O in abundance, as “The Garden of a Southwest,” where “luxuriant” lawns kept a dried during bay. They mostly enclosed photos of purgation H2O during a Roosevelt Dam.

The word “fertile” was used a lot to report land.

“They were perplexing to opposite this picture in a rest of a American public’s mind that Arizona was this kind of dried hell-hole,” Sheridan said.

There was a time when Arizona was famous for its ”cowboys, Indians, cactus and lawlessness,” a Phoenix and Maricopa County Board of Trade wrote in one brochure, though “the unconditional call of civilization has lonesome it. The cactus has been bearing behind and a plain has been finished a garden.”
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YCEDA 'hot shot teams' seek faster solutions for desert agriculture | Western Farm Press

YCEDA 'hot shot teams' seek faster solutions for desert agriculture | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new innovative and entrepreneurial research center created by the University of Arizona (UA) aims to solve the most pressing problems facing desert agriculture…faster.

Targeted issues in the crosshairs for the new Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) will focus on a wide variety of desert agriculture issues, including crop protection, sustainability through production efficiencies and yield maximization, water, labor, food safety, economic and environmental challeng
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U.A. scientists make gardens for Mars - Arizona Sonora News Service

U.A. scientists make gardens for Mars - Arizona Sonora News Service | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Can humans grow food on Mars in the same way that Matt Damon’s character did in the popular new movie “The Martian”? University of Arizona scientists say yes, but not necessarily in the fashion that the hero of the story, Mark Watney, did. Researchers at the UA have been working for years on ways to …
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Texas Wine and Arizona Wine: A Tale of Two States | Daily Meal

Texas Wine and Arizona Wine: A Tale of Two States | Daily Meal | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
After five days touring Arizona wineries and seemingly a lifetime touring wineries in Texas, I have come away with some distinct impressions about the two states. In particular, how much they have in common.[related] Climate
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Parker Antin: Leading the Nation's Life Science Initiatives | iPlant Collaborative

Parker Antin: Leading the Nation's Life Science Initiatives | iPlant Collaborative | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Not every research or technology project can boast that its director also heads up national initiatives in life sciences and biotechnology. The University of Arizona’s Parker Antin is a unique case.

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Arizona, California duel over Colorado River water source

Arizona, California duel over Colorado River water source | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Amid its worst drought in recorded history, California policymakers are trying to move the state’s water fight from bickering with Arizona over the Colorado River to more proactive efforts at home.
Lester Snow, the executive director for the California Water Foundation, presented some of the drought problems that the West Coast is facing during a seminar held in the Environmental and Natural Resources 2 building Monday.
The talk was open to the public and took a look behind the scenes of the dro
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Who is your repository? | BioMed Central blog

Who is your repository? | BioMed Central blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For Open Access week we’re examining the role of the library in improving the impact and visibility of an institution’s research output. Guest blogger, Kimberly Chapman, Director of Campus Repository Services at the University of Arizona, discusses faculty relationships and their value in growing an institution’s repository.
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UA researchers search for connection between soy products and breast cancer

UA researchers search for connection between soy products and breast cancer | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Two UA researchers, Donato Romagnolo and Ornella Selmin, have been awarded a $1 million research grant to study how soy intake affects the risk of breast cancer in women.
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UA Boosts Awareness of Valley Fever | UANews

UA Boosts Awareness of Valley Fever | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With two impending clinical trials, Valley Fever Awareness Week, to be observed Nov. 7-15 in Arizona, is bigger than ever this year. In fact, activities for the 13th annual occasion — held by proclamation of the Arizona governor’s office since 2003 — have grown beyond the official second week in November, with free presentations for the public and health professionals in Tucson and Phoenix scheduled from Oct. 24 to Nov. 18. The More You Know, the Better
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Martian Food Tech Hits Earth in Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Martian Food Tech Hits Earth in Trillion Dollar Opportunity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Look to Techcrunch any day of the week and see how investment opportunities abound in Agtech. Then go see Matt Damon in The Martian to get a sense for the future of your food.

Combine trillion doll
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Parker Antin: Leading Life Science Initiatives

Parker Antin: Leading Life Science Initiatives | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Not every research or technology project can boast that its director also heads up national initiatives in life sciences and biotechnology. The University of Arizona's Parker Antin is a unique case. Antin leads the iPlant Collaborative, the UA-headquartered computational infrastructure project that is the National Science Foundation's premier data management service.
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iPlant and TACC analyze 120,000 Plant Species, Overturn Popular Theory

With an estimated 350,000 plant species on earth, one of the greatest challenges facing ecologists is quantifying plant diversity and understanding its relationship to plant survival. To make matters more difficult, it has been nearly impossible to organize all of these data without the appropriate computational power. Recent access, however, to big data supercomputing resources is revolutionizing the field.
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YCEDA 'hot shot teams' seek faster solutions for desert agriculture

YCEDA 'hot shot teams' seek faster solutions for desert agriculture | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new innovative and entrepreneurial research center created by the University of Arizona (UA) aims to solve the most pressing problems facing desert agriculture…faster.

Targeted issues in the crosshairs for the new Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) will focus on a wide variety of desert agriculture issues, including crop protection, sustainability through production efficiencies and yield maximization, water, labor, food safety, economic and environmental challeng
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To Feed Humankind, We Need the Farms of the Future Today  |  Peak Oil News and Message Boards

To Feed Humankind, We Need the Farms of the Future Today  |  Peak Oil News and Message Boards | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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Ain't no sunshine? El Niño not all doom, gloom

Ain't no sunshine? El Niño not all doom, gloom | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A strong El Niño is already making its presence felt, but that doesn't mean we'll be under water until spring.
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Timeline: University of Arizona, Arizona State University heavily involved in Mars exploration - Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Timeline: University of Arizona, Arizona State University heavily involved in Mars exploration - Cronkite News - Arizona PBS | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University have been integral parts to U.S missions to Mars since these projects first began.
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El Niño bringing storms to Phoenix area, Arizona

El Niño bringing storms to Phoenix area, Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Everyone's favorite weather phenomenon sneaked in an early winter storm, bringing rain, funnel clouds and even some snow to Arizona.
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Sexters beware

Sexters beware | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
After a three recent sexting arrests, some Payson parents are wondering how they can prevent their child from sending explicit text messages and photographs.
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University of Arizona researchers study bark beetles that threaten Sky Islands

University of Arizona researchers study bark beetles that threaten Sky Islands | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A fallen spruce tree decays beneath the dense canopy of its neighbors—another victim of the ruthless invaders of the forests of southeastern Arizona.
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Biosphere 2 researchers research climate change in Arizona's only rainforest

Biosphere 2 researchers research climate change in Arizona's only rainforest | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Most days, you’ll find Joost van Haren tromping through Arizona’s only tropical rainforest.
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Have the flu? For many employees, this doesn’t mean ‘stay home’

Have the flu? For many employees, this doesn’t mean ‘stay home’ | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
You might be surprised to find out how many people go to work when they know they’re sick.
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